Tuesday, May 20, 2008


We have a campfire every night at our country house in western NY. There is always someone who wants to poke at the fire, while the rest of us just stare at it and have wonderful conversations. It's a great way to end a long day.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Yesterday morning I took these photos of the swans and their babies in my friend's backyard pond. She threw a little bread in the water, and they came right over and posed for pictures for at least an hour. I have many other beautiful photos, but I wanted to show you these cute little swans, and these were the best shots to do just that. I tried to use a tripod to get better focus, but they were moving around too much, so I had to abandon that idea and shoot hand-held photos.

Sunday, May 04, 2008


Normally, I have a black thumb when it comes to flowers, but my African Violets must be in just the right place in my home. They really seem to thrive, and this one is my favorite. When it blooms, there are so many flowers, and it is really dense. They last a long time, too.